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REVIEW: “Spell Bound” by Jacob Z. Flores

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Mason Blackmoor just can’t compete with his brothers, much less his father. They represent the epitome of black magic, strong, dark, and wicked, and though Mason tries to live up to his respected lineage, most of the spells he casts go awry. To make matters worse, his active power has yet to kick in. While his brothers wield lightning and harness the cold, Mason sits on the sidelines, waiting for the moment when he can finally enter the magical game.

When a dead body is discovered on the football field of his high school, Mason meets Drake Carpenter, the new kid in town. Drake’s confident demeanor and quick wit rub Mason the wrong way. Drake is far too self-assured for someone without an ounce of magical blood in his body, and Mason aims to teach him a lesson—like turn him into a roach. And if he’s lucky, maybe this time Mason won’t be the one turned into an insect.

Not surprisingly, the dislike is mutual, and Drake does nothing to dispel Mason’s suspicion that the sexy boy with a southern drawl is somehow connected to the murder.

If only Mason didn’t find himself inexplicably spell bound whenever they are together, they might actually find out what danger hides in the shadows.

 

BOOK INFO:
spell boundTitle: Spell Bound
Author: Jacob Z. Flores
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages: 218
Release Date: May 27, 2015
Purchase Links: Amazon, Dreamspinner

REVIEW:

This was a wondeful read! I devoured it all in one day. So, here´s the deal, if you like wizards, and warlocks, and witches, and shifters and all magic creatures, you may totally enjoy this one.

Spell Bound is a fantasy/PNR book that is centered around Mason, an 18 years old warlock who lives in Havenbridge. In the beginning, the first two or three chapters, I disliked the guy. Completely. He was cocky, and arrogant, and a little annoying prick… But that changed, and I ended up adoring him. The guy grew on me, what can I say! :P

One thing you must know about our young warlock is that he has zero talent to perform spells. Whatever he tries backfires him, but then, he meets Drake, and Drake changes it all.

Drake is pretty much Mason’s match. Not in the magical sense, because Drake is not a warlock, but he doesn’t take any of Mason’s bullshit. It was fun to read, and it was lovely to read how the attraction they felt for each other grew strong as the story went by. They are so cute together, and so sweet. As a personal note, I need you to know that I normally don’t do well with much sweet in my books, but for some reason I kept grinning like a loon here, and I really liked that. I think my cheeks hurt from all the grinning. Haha

Even though we have the romance element, there is much more to this book than that. We have a super interesting family dynamic. I like both of Mason’s brothers, and I also liked his dad a lot. I liked how loyal and strong they were as a family, even though they didn’t know they were. I love how they take Drake under their wing in the end. It was so lovely to read.

The author makes a good work usig the Magic world to portray different things that we could see nowadays.  I particularly loved that everyone in the magical world was perfectly well with any kind of sexual orientation. I LOVED this. It was refreshing and great to read. Kudos for that!

As you imagine, because there is magic, there also is a lot of fighting. We have our warlocks using their active powers and the thing becomes really fun to read. There’s a mystery to be solved, and in the end it wasn’t really solved, which I’m guessing, sets ground for the next book – (YAY).

 

About Gaby

Mexican. Caffeine addict. Book lover. Early mornings enemy. Wanna be cook.

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This entry was posted on June 15, 2015 by in Fantasy / Fairy Tale, PNR / UF / SF / DYS, Reviewer: Gaby and tagged , .

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